[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#931146: nagios-nrpe-server: Could not set effective GID when used with xinetd

m-dev michael-dev at fami-braun.de
Thu Jun 27 07:24:14 BST 2019

Package: nagios-nrpe-server
Version: 3.0.1-3+deb9u1
Severity: normal
Tags: patch

Dear Maintainer,

   * What led up to the situation?

I upgraded from jessie to stretch. I'm running nrpe from xinetd with xinetd already dropping privileges for nrpe.

   * What was the outcome of this action?

The daemon.log is spammed with nrpe[12610]: Warning: Could not set effective GID=115

   * What outcome did you expect instead?

No warning in the logs, this just fills the disk.

This has been tackled upstream in 2017

So patches are available.

M. Braun

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.9
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-9-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to de_DE.utf8), LANGUAGE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to de_DE.utf8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages nagios-nrpe-server depends on:
ii  adduser              3.115
ii  init-system-helpers  1.48
ii  libc6                2.24-11+deb9u4
ii  libssl1.0.2          1.0.2r-1~deb9u1
ii  libwrap0             7.6.q-26
ii  lsb-base             9.20161125

Versions of packages nagios-nrpe-server recommends:
ii  monitoring-plugins-basic  2.2-3

Versions of packages nagios-nrpe-server suggests:
ii  xinetd  1:2.3.15-7

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/nagios/nrpe.cfg changed [not included]
/etc/nagios/nrpe_local.cfg changed [not included]

-- no debconf information

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